Within the realm of possibility: from disadvantage to development at the University of Fort Hare and the University of the North

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE EDITOR(S): M.Nkomo, D.Swartz, B.Maja
KEYWORDS: POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE, UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES), Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/within-the-realm-of-possibility
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 4124
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/6519
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6519

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Abstract

Past, present, and future is what this book documents and reveals about higher education in South Africa. Because place and space have contextual effects, the story of university education is told through the experiences of two schools - the University of Fort Hare and the University of the North; they are both similar and different. We are continuously reminded of the complexity of education in a democratic nation-state because of its two-fold goal of individual enhancement and community advancement. The consensus of the authors in this volume is that higher education as an institution in South Africa must be regenerated and reconfigured with more citizen participation to fulfill, simultaneously, global, national and local needs.